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Sample Communication Resume TemplateHilary L . Sanders

113 West Main Street, Harrisburg, PA 55555


Cell Phone: 555-555-5555

OBJECTIVE Seeking a full time position immediately after graduation to utilize my event planning, public relations and marketing skills in a professional environment to contribute to the organization’s success.

EDUCATION Bachelor of Arts—Communication

  • Public Relations and Advertising Concentration, May 2008

  • Messiah College, Grantham, PA

  • GPA: 3.6 / 4.0, Dean’s List


The Communication Gym, Program Intern, Production Department

Harrisburg, PA, Fall 2007

  • Coordinated and facilitated the Fall Gymposium, and established a planning guide and sponsorship program for every quarterly Gymposium

  • Produced and executed a marketing plan to help increase annual dollars and lifetime value for current clients, as well as keep them informed of current events happening at the company

  • Created promotional e-mails, flyers, and press releases for various events

Harrisburg Hilton Hotel and Towers, Convention Services Intern

Harrisburg, PA, Fall 2007

  • Observed and shadowed the director of convention services to further my understanding of the tourism and hospitality industry

  • Studied and participated in the process of planning and organizing a variety of hotel events

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, Business Development Intern

Harrisburg, PA, Summer 2007

  • Assisted with the planning, coordinating, and executing of the 23rd Annual Chamber Dinner, held at Hershey Convention Center, with over 1,400 guests, featuring General Colin Powell

  • Organized and managed thirty corporate sponsors at the 4th Annual Business Golf Outing

  • Edited 180 pages of text and graphics for the Pennsylvania Economic Competiveness ScoreCard report Participated in the preparation and organization of the investor member reception at lt. governor’s residence with over 80 chamber investor members in attendance

  • Contacted and worked with top corporate executives regarding sponsorship of the Chamber’s 2008 desktop calendar

Expert Events, Event Assistant and Customer Liaison

Philadelphia, PA, Fall 2006

  • Involved in the production of a three-day 9/11 Aftershock Conference at Pace University in New York City

  • Obtained and controlled over sixty donations for a non-profit silent auction at the Women’s Way

  • Fall Gala held at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

  • Developed a procedure for Expert Events and maintained a database designed to introduce

  • Expert Events to new clients in Philadelphia and New York City

  • Participated in the planning and execution of a fundraiser golf tournament and live auction for the American Ireland Fund

  • Completed a venue research project for a Project Hope event in New York City

Acme-Hardesty Co., Event Planner and On-Site Meeting Coordinator

Blue Bell, PA, Winter 2006

  • Assisted in planning the company’s annual sales conference in Keystone, Colorado

  • Acted as company’s on-site meeting coordinator at Keystone Conference Center, and worked closely with the meeting director at Keystone Conference Center to ensure a flawless week

  • Created opening and daily PowerPoint slide shows that featured company employees

  • Recognized by company management for organizational and interpersonal effectiveness Hilary L. Sanders


SNAP! Marketing, Promotional/Marketing Events

  • Harrisburg, PA, Summer and Fall 2007

  • Marketed various organizations through event and field promotions

Harrisburg Young Professionals, Events Committee

  • Harrisburg, PA, Member since February 2007

  • Coordinated social events for members—including social, sporting, and cultural events

Peer Group Leader

  • Messiah College, Spring 2007

  • Organized and managed welcoming activities for transfer students

Dokimoi Ergatai, Logistics Staff

  • Messiah College, Fall 2005

  • Arranged and prepared all details—air and ground transportation, logistics, packaging, passports and documentation—for two service trips to Africa

  • Developed a heart for learning through service and learned about developing appropriate technology to meet the physical needs of people in other countries

The Total Wellness Centre of Yardley, Office Manager and Chiropractic Assistant

  • Yardley, PA, 2001-2006

  • Managed office 2001-2004

  • Created and implemented office policies and procedures

Neshaminy School Board of Education, Student Representative

  • Langhorne, PA, Fall 2003 and Spring 2004

  • Served as senior student council president of Neshaminy High School; acted as student liaison between the school board and all of the students of Neshaminy School District

  • Represented students at monthly meetings; gave announcements on school activities and reported student concerns


Semester at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, Fall 2006

  • Expanded my worldview by immersing myself in the inner-city life at Messiah’s Philadelphia Campus

  • Experienced an entirely different lifestyle in America through daily exposure to multiple cultures at

  • Temple University, and involvement in a kaleidoscope of urban churches and ministries

  • Completed Expert Events internship (10 hours a week) while carrying 15 credits

Semester at City University, Athens, Greece, Spring 2006

  • Adapted to a completely different culture, broke out of my own cultural barriers and learned to appreciate and identify with people from diverse backgrounds

  • Studied Greek culture and history in cities throughout Greece-- Delphi, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Naphleon, and Sparta

  • Demonstrated organizational skills by personally planning and executing a backpacking trip across Europe—traveled to France, England, Ireland, Austria, and Czech Republic

Three-week cross cultural trip, Spain, May 2005

  • Intensive study of the culture and society through lectures and readings, learned to articulate how people from different cultures perceive the world, interpret reality, and make meaning

  • Studied the Spanish culture in five cities: Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Cordoba, Cadiz


  • Advanced user of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

  • Self-motivated, outstanding organizational skills, exceptional people skills, public speaking,

  • multi-tasking, detail-orientated, strong work ethic, highly developed project management

  • competence, and advanced writing skills


  • Traveling, reading, photography, cooking, snowboarding, water skiing, volunteer work



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